The mom who nourished and nurtured you deserves something extra special on Mother’s Day. Thank her by treating her to an upscale brunch on Sunday, May 12.

Whether it’s Gulf seafood, made-to-order omelets and crepes, or special sweets mom will find her favorite foods at one of these premium Mother’s Day brunch events around Alabama.

But don’t dilly-dally. Reservations fill quickly.


360 Grille


What to expect: Dining with a view in a rotating restaurant at the Mariott Shoals Hotel and Spa, towering above the Tennessee River. Highlights include a chilled seafood display with shrimp, crab claws, and cold-water half-shell oysters; carving and omelet stations; oven-roasted rainbow cauliflower with grilled asparagus; and five cheese cavatappi pasta. Desserts include spiced carrot cake, smoked banana pudding cups, and crème brulee cheesecake.

Price: $65 (adults), $35 (children under 10).

Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Address, phone: 10 Hightower Place, 256-246-3660.

Reservations: Via telephone, 256-246-3660.


Blooms and Bubbles


What to expect: The celebration of moms at the Calirojae event space features music by Yogi Nelson and Verletta Donald. The menu from CC’s Classic Catering includes red velvet waffles, Frangelico crepes, pancake towers, carving and omelet stations, Pont Valentre’ shrimp and crawfish strudel, Bordeaux hash browns, salad bar, artisan breads, beignets, and brioche bread pudding. Libations include caramel expresso martinis, mimosas, coffee, and juices.

Price: $75 (adults), $35 (children).

Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Address, phone: 1004 Dauphin Island Parkway, 251-554-1701.

Reservations: Via Eventbrite.


Commerce Kitchen


What to expect: The menu includes a variety of appetizers and desserts. Entrees include hot honey salmon, Gulf shrimp and grits, prime rib, stuffed French toast and braised short rib hash.

Price: A la carte menu ranges from $6-$18. A wide range of adult libations are available.

Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Address, phone: 300 Franklin Street Southwest, 256-382-6622.

Reservations: Via Resy.


Itta Bena Restaurant


What to expect: Carving and omelet stations, salad bar (including a deviled egg flight), desserts. Appetizer options include shrimp cocktail shooters and crostini with pimento cheese and bacon.

Price: A la carte menu. Entrees range from $9-$25.

Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Address, phone: 1801 Eddie L. Tullis Road, 334-514-5129.

Reservations: Via Itta Bena.


Pursell Farms


What to expect: Carving station, hot buffet, salad and cold station, and dessert at the farm’s Arrington restaurant.

Price: $75 adults; $35 ages 4-12; ages 3 and under: free.

Hours: Brunch seatings at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

Address, phone: 386 Talladega Springs Road, 256-208-7600.

Reservations: 256-208-2040 or email


Ravello Ristorante


What to expect: No details available at publication.

Price: $75 (adults); $25 (12 and under).

Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Address, phone: 36 Commerce Street 334-356-2852.

Reservations: Via Resy.




What to expect: Rojo specializes in Latino and classic Southern food. The weekend brunch menu fuses the two concepts in dishes like Migas, a Mexican scrambled egg dish with pico de gallo, queso, and flour tortillas sharing the plate with bacon and tater tots. Brunch cocktails for Mom include Margaritas, mimosas, and (Bloody) Marys.

Price: A la carte menu. Entrees range from $8.95 – $13.95.

Address, phone: 2921 Highland Avenue South, 205-328-4733.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Reservations: No reservations.